By Jim Thompson
William Collins is particularly good-looking, very well mannered, and extremely pleasant. His can be harmful whilst aroused. Now Collins, a one-time boxer with a deadly "accident" in his prior, has damaged out of his fourth psychological establishment and met up with an affable con guy and a hugely arousing girl, whose plans for him contain kidnapping, homicide, and masses, a lot worse.
First released in 1960
Bill Collins is younger, reliable taking a look, agile and robust yet he's a drifter with gentle a number of neuroses, out and in of associations, and dangerously violent once in a while. whilst he will get concerned with the hard-drinking Fay Anderson and the deceptively friendly ex-police officer we all know as Uncle Bud in a ruthless kidnap plot, every little thing is going to hell in a rush, and the top, for invoice, is inevitable and shattering. it is a journey de strength of paranoia and violence from the grasp of the crime noir novel.
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I told you. ” Anthony, of course, had no answer. He was arrested for the first time. It would be, to Michael Casso’s dismay, the first of numerous arrests to come. CHAPTER 5 READIN’, WRITIN’, ’RITMATIC chool and Anthony Casso didn’t mix; they were as incompatible as oil and water. Anthony didn’t like the regimentation; he didn’t like being told what to do and when to do it . . the conformity of it all. Plus he already knew his future would play out on the street, for better or for worse. It was, for him, an accepted fact—the way winter follows fall.
By now, Callinbrano’s hair was all white, thinning, but perfectly barbered and combed straight back. As always, he was in a beautifully cut suit, his hands well manicured, his diamond pinkie ring glistening. “You go back to Jersey. You stay there till we put this to rest,” Anthony was advised. Michael Casso knew the best way to get his last born out of this jam was to go see the uncle of the guy Anthony had shot. Michael Casso knew Carmine Bovie and was relatively certain he could put this to rest with him.
Sitting on a stoop there, reading a newspaper, was Ralph Salerno, a made guy, an uncle of Carmine and Alley Persico. The dangerous psychopath who lived inside of Anthony Casso now suddenly showed himself. —the shot resonating loudly on the quiet residential street. Bebop moved his head just in time. Anthony fired again, and again; they were so close that, miraculously, the junkie was able to avoid the bullets with little more than flesh wounds. Ralph Salerno witnessed all this. Of course, the whole neighborhood would know all about it soon.
After Dark, My Sweet by Jim Thompson